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, to the stunning interview with lance armstrong, coming clean to oprah about doping to win. did he really tell the truth? the whole truth? abc's neal karlinsky who has covered lance armstrong for years is here with the dramatic details. neal, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was surreal to watch. you have to understand that this is a man who has fought with everything he could to maintain his lie, through vicious attacks, threats and lawsuits. but last night, lance armstrong came clean, almost as if he just decided to flip a switch from somewhere deep inside. >> i'd like you to walk me through it. were there, you know, pill deliveries? and blood in secret refrigerators? how did it work? >> we need a long time. >> reporter: calling himself an arrogant bully, lance armstrong had no good answer to explain away one of the biggest lies in all of sport. >> i'll start my answer by saying that this is too late. i view this situation as one, big lie, that i repeated many times. >> reporter: the man who won the tour de france seven times, only to have his titles stripped away, admitted to usi
be the costliest case against lance armstrong by far. and his biggest headache going forward. this morning, sources say the lying is over. after a decade of denials -- >> i have never doped. >> reporter: -- even lawsuits, and vicious attacks against his detractors -- >> i've never taken performance-enhancing drugs. >> reporter: -- sources tell abc news that lance armstrong now admits he really was on more than just his bike. and this morning, oprah's revealing new details about her interview. >> yes, think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: armstrong is in talks to possibly repay some of the millions of dollars the u.s. postal service paid to sponsor his team. money the federal government is already considering suing to get back. betsy and her husband, frankie, were close armstrong friends for years before being attacked by armstrong for refusing to lie. >> i never thought that this day would come. and it's very hard what he's done. but it's not enough. he was aided and abetted. he did not do this on his own. >> reporter
're going to turn to the potentially severe consequences that lance armstrong faces after his confession to doping in that no-holds-barred interview with oprah that airs tonight. his legal headaches could be about to get a lot worse. abc's neal karlinsky is here in times square studio, for the very first time. >> thank you. very good to be here. >> first time here. but you've been covering lance for a long time. >> for a long time. for a long time. what's amazing here, is even before a shred of this interview has aired, there's been nearly a week of major news coverage about it. and none of it has been good for lance armstrong, which begs the question, what exactly does he expect to get out of this? leading up to the most-anticipated interview in recent history, lance armstrong tells the associated press, i have no idea what the future holds, other than me holding my kids. then, specifically, regarding his confession to oprah, that he did in fact used performance-enhancing drugs -- i left it all on the table with her. and when it airs, the people can decide. many have already decided. >>
's quite a cover of "time" magazine. >>> now, to the latest on lance armstrong and the fallout after his admission to oprah, that he doped to win the tour de france and other races during his cycling career. well, now, this morning, there are new allegations of rule-breaking from people close to armstrong. people that also claimed that armstrong wronged them. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: on the internet today, they're changing those famous yellow wristbands from livestrong to liestrong. one measure of fallout from lance armstrong's tell-all oprah moment. >> we agreed that there would be no conditions on this interview. >> reporter: where he will explain why he used performance-enhancing drugs. >> we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. he certainly had prepared himself for this moment. >> reporter: a moment armstrong's former personal assistant says he never saw coming. mike anderson is speaking out to abc news from new zealand, in his first televised interview. >> he made the mistakes. but there were guys behind the scenes who built him up, who sold th
? >> thank you, sam. >> welcome back. >> and josh? >>> we begin with lance armstrong. he's speaking up this morning, ahead now of the big interview with oprah winfrey today. once one of the most revered athletes ever is now expected to admit to blood doping and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. abc's neal karlinsky has followed this story from day one. so, neal, what exactly is neal saying? what are we expecting to hear today? >> reporter: we expect a confession. sources close to armstrong say we can expect to see his human side. they say that he'll speak openly, honestly, and directly with oprah, but likely only offer a limited confession. we know for instance, he has a standing offer on the table with the u.s. anti-doping agency that could reduce his lifetime ban to just about eight years or less even now, if he comes clean and names names. so far, he's not taken them up on that offer. >> so, neal, from the perspective of armstrong's camp, lot of questions about, what is to be gained and lost here? >> reporter: the stakes are huge for armstrong. there are at least three civil s
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